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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology And Vitamin K Deficiency

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What causes vitamin K deficiency?

What causes vitamin K deficiency?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

What causes vitamin K deficiency in people?

Diet or Antibiotics: The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines. So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Recently diagnosed with severe vitamin d deficiency. What are known causes of vitamin d deficiency?

Poor intake/absorp-: There are three categories of problems leading to vitamin d deficiency. --low intake of vitamin d: individuals on vegetarian diet & vegan diet --low absorption from the gastrointestinal tract: individuals with pancreatic or liver disease --inability to activate vitamin d: individuals with kidney failure. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

Can diabetes cause vitamin d deficiency and high hemoglobin?

No: Short answer is no. Getting enough sun ? Getting enough dairy? Do you smoke ? Do you intake enough liquids ? ...Read more

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What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

What causes extremely low vitamin d and vitamin B12 folate?

Depends: Sometimes it can be malabsorption, which can be due to gluten sensitivity. Gluten beats up the gut cells and the gut, and decreases the ability to absorb certain things. Commonly we see such people low in d, B12 and iron as well as magnesium and zinc. ...Read more

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Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Besides poor nutrition, what causes vitamin d and iron deficiency?

Depends: Vitamin d deficiency is usually poor intake or lack of sunlight exposure or both. Iron deficiency can be poor intake, poor absorption, or excessive iron loss, which usually means bleeding. ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Can cause Iron Def: If melanoma has traveled to the GI tract and has created tumor that is bleeding, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Melanoma does not cause vit d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

What causes polycythemia, hypertension, and a vitamin d deficiency?

No one thing!: They are unrelated. Polycythemia and hypertension could come together, but the d deficiency is unrelated! ...Read more

Dr. Marc Neff Dr. Neff
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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Dr. Marc Neff Dr. Neff
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Is vitamin d deficiency linked to obesity?

Vitamin d deficiency: Vitamin deficiencies are fairly common in our population, but aren't regularly measured. It is partly related to our dietary habits, and a diet in high fat, high calorie food is not necessarily nutritionally balanced. The other, specifically for vitamin d, is related to sun exposure, and many of the morbidly obese are not very physically active and engage in regular outside activities. ...Read more

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What causes vitamin d deficency in children?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What causes vitamin d deficency  in children?

Lack of sun exposure: Lack of adequate sun exposure also leads to vitamin d deficiency in adults, too. However, sun exposure + sun block won't work. You need sun exposure w/o sun block, which then increases risk for skin cancer. Not to mention, it's pretty hot in uae to go outside. Better/safer to take vitamin d supplement. Of course, should also monitor 25oh vitamin d levels, too. Check out http://goo.Gl/votkd. ...Read more

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What causes severe vitamin d deficiency?

What causes severe vitamin d deficiency?

Diet/sun exposure: Not enough vitamin d, either through diet or sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? what will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

What are symptoms of vitamin d deficiency? what will be effect of vitamin d deficiency?

Depends: There are two agreed upon effects of vitamin D deficiency, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. However, there is controversy about what blood level of vitamin D is normal. Other effects of low vitamin D levels are weakness, falls, aches and pains and may be multiple sclerosis and some cancers. You may safely take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more

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Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Is omega 3 deficiency and vitamin a deficiency genetic?

Vitamin deficiency: Not usually. Vitamin deficiencies are usually due to dietary deficiencies, but rarely can be related to problems absorbing nutrients. That may be due to a genetic defect. ...Read more

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What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency besides nutrition?

Vit D and iron def: Besides dietary causes: vit d deficiency can be seen in inflammatory states in the body as well. Iron deficiency may e form excessive blood loss or destructino ofo rbcs. ...Read more

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What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency other than nutrition?

What can cause vitamin d and iron deficiency other than nutrition?

Deficiencies : This question is difficult to answer in such a short space. Examples can only be given. Vitamin d deficiency can be caused by kidney disease, for example. Iron deficiency can be due to loss of iron through bleeding, as with menstruation. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more

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How vitamin D deficiency cause tetany?

See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount leads to development of secondary parathyroidism which leads to low calcium and results in to Tetany ...Read more

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What causes a vit d deficiency?

What causes a vit d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: is now recognized as a pandemic. The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequate to satisfy either a child's or an adult's vitamin D requirement. ...Read more

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Is ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Is ataxia from vitamin E deficiency?

Yes and no: Severe vitamin E deficiency can cause ataxia, but there are many causes not associated with vitamin e. ...Read more

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